Teen stabbed during altercation in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are on the lookout for a suspect after a verbal altercation turned violent Friday night in Providence.

According to city police, a 15-year-old male was stabbed several times near the intersection of Smith Street and Academy Avenue just before 8:30 p.m.

The victim was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Officers recovered a knife at the scene.

Witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic male with dark-colored skin and short, dark hair, standing about 6 feet tall, and wearing a gray t-shirt and pants. He fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Providence Police Department at (401) 272-3121.

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